Stop AAPI Hate

I’m trying to collect my thoughts about the murder of 8 AAPI in Atlanta last night. We don’t have all the details, but I do know this: I know it’s a hate crime. I know it’s a culmination of a year of heavy racism and targeting by the former occupant of the White House, butContinue reading “Stop AAPI Hate”

Tuesday

It’s been awhile. Between my new blogging gig and a snowpocalypse that left us living like pioneers for a week (thankfully our house is still inhabitable after the damage it sustained) I haven’t had a ton of time for this blog. Ok, I also wasn’t writing because I’m still not sure what this space isContinue reading “Tuesday”

The Time is Now, The Day is Here

Yes, that’s a Les Mis quote in my title. If any day was created for some dramatics it’s today. It’s sort of surreal that today is here. I remember 4 years ago, living in Tampa, beside myself with confusion and grief compounded by a move to “red” Texas 4 months later where I didn’t knowContinue reading “The Time is Now, The Day is Here”

A Reminder on this MLK Day

A reminder: One quote shared to Facebook on MLK Day isn’t enough especially if his words are twisted to make him out to be some moderate, preaching colorblindness (yes I’m referencing the “color of his skin” quote. It wasn’t a call for slicker racism. Don’t misuse it.) But, if you want a quote that “surprisingly”Continue reading “A Reminder on this MLK Day”

Sedition: The Day After

I don’t have the words. Maybe I don’t need them. Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised at the flagrant display of whiteness at work. Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised that the same people who carry the flags of a seditious insurrection from the 1800’s support one now. I’m thinking of marginalized folx this morning and howContinue reading “Sedition: The Day After”

Nothing Was Stolen

In my town, and many towns across the nation, people are protesting “the steal.” Because in 2021 it’s more believable that the opposing party orchestrated an elaborate plan to take the Presidency (and not the Senate – major eye roll ) than a majority of the country decided a narcissistic man-child uninterested in the jobContinue reading “Nothing Was Stolen”

No, Trump Voters Don’t Need Your Sympathy

The title of this blog went from “Stop Scrolling, Start Having Conversations,” to “Time For a New Playbook” to “F Your Respectability Politics,” to “Can We Stop Coddling White People?” to its current iteration. Clearly I have a lot of feelings about how some white Democrats are racing to soothe the hurt feels of peopleContinue reading “No, Trump Voters Don’t Need Your Sympathy”

Anger & Revolution

This morning I woke up thinking about the Rebecca Traister’s book “Good & Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger,” which I read about a year after 45’s Inauguration. I’m thinking specifically about the part where Traister writes about suburban white women typically voting along with their husbands; feeling secure in their patriarchy adjacent privilegeContinue reading “Anger & Revolution”